At first glance, the LG X Power looks like pretty much every other budget Android phone on the market. However, a glance at the specifications reveals its secret power -- a massive 4100mah battery that reportedly lasts nearly twice as long as high-end phones from the likes of Samsung and Apple. Here are the specs and where to get it.
The LG X Power is a $349 smartphone that comes with a 5.3-inch HD touch screen, a 1.3 GHz Quad Core processor and 2GB of memory running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. But the real star of the show is the extra-beefy 4100mah battery packed inside a body that's only 7.9mm thick.
Here's a look at the specifications:
|LG Power X|
|OS||Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Storage||16GB (+ MicroSD)|
|Display||5.3 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels (277 ppi)|
|Camera||13MP (f/2.2) / 5 MP (f/2.4, 1080p)|
With the exception of the battery, this is pretty standard fare for a sub-$400 Android. The 16GB capacity will be too low for most users, but thankfully there's a MicroSD slot so you can add extra storage when you need it.
The 13MP rear-facing camera sounds pretty good for a phone in this price range, but megapixel counts can be deceiving. Hopefully it's capable of taking decent snaps. The 1.3 GHz processor and 2GB of memory could also prove sluggish when running demanding applications; but we're sure it's nothing you won't be able to live with.
Really, the only real reason to consider this smartphone is that colossal battery. According to an independent battery-test by Phone Arena, the LG X Power provides 15 hours and 18 minutes of constant usage before it needs to be recharged. (By contrast, the Galaxy Note 7 and iPhone 6S lasted nine hours 49 minutes and nine hours 11 minutes in the same test, respectively.)
If you hate constantly recharging your phone and don't require a top-end model, the LG X Power is definitely worth checking out. It's available now from JB Hi-Fi for $349.